(updated 09/18/17)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 19, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 26, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Life to Eagle Info Session - Tue, Oct 3, 6:00p, Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 3, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 10, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Oct 12, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Oct 13-15.  The campout will be held at Kerr Creek Ranch, which is near Brenham. 

Court of Honor - Tue, Oct 17, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

 

********** Summer camps **********

Troop 55 sponsored the following adventures for Summer 2017:

Departure
  dates:
 
June 4 Hale Scout Reservation, OK
June 10 Canada Canoeing Trips, MB
June 11 Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
June 12 Sea Scout Base Galveston, TX
June 25 Blue Ridge Scout Camp, VA
June 25 New River Rafting Camp, VA
July 11 Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
July 21 Camp Loll, WY
July 21 Yellowstone Trek, WY

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At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, May 9, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  In addition, Paul Hung and Michael Urdahl received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Oct 17 at 6:30p.

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Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Tevia McLaren via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.

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Volunteers

We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.  Also, you can volunteer by completing the form at this link.  This form gives descriptions of various roles.

 

Troop 55 helping with flood relief
Scouts and adults from T-55 have been helping with many flood relief efforts.  Some pictures of these activities are on the SJD website at this Link.

Hurricane Harvey Family Relief Fund
Troop 55 has established a fund to help our T-55 family members in need. Contributions to this fund can be made at Link.

Dues for 2017-18
Dues for the current school year are $130 for one scout and $110 for additional scouts from the same family (same as last year).  An extra $25 donation is requested.  There are two ways to pay as follows:
Pay online:  click the link and follow the online directions: Link
Pay by check:  make your check payable to "Troop 55" and send to: Tara Williams (T-55's Registrar), 4814 Benning Drive, Houston 77035.

Calendar for 2017-18
The new calendar for Aug 2017 through May 2018 is now available.
Click on "Calendar of Events" in the index.
For a listing of the key dates, click here.

Presentation from Adult Leaders Meeting
Dr. Richard Pesikoff gave a presention at the Adult Leaders Planning Meeting on Aug 12 that covered adolescent development.  To download the slides from that presentation, click here.

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FCT Advancement Sessions
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31   ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link

Please report training completions to Steve Mach, T-55's training coordinator, at training@troop55.org.

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Tara Williams at registrar@troop55.org or 713-557-4044.